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Accidentally took 600 mg of Wellbutrin... am I going to die?


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#1 koa

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:37 AM

I am taking a script for 300 mg of wellbutrin but I accidentally took two pills today (forgot that I had already taken it this morning.)  Should I be worried?  Do I need to call my doctor?  


Edited by koakua, 21 August 2013 - 12:26 PM.

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#2 Wooster

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:39 AM

You certainly could call your doc or pharmacist or even poison control to see what they advise.

 

Just so you know what to expect.

 

I doubt you will die.

 

You probably don't need to worry.

 

You could probably find out whether you need to worry by calling your doc, pharmacist, or poison control.

 

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:13 AM

Yes I agree. Call your dr, pharmacist, or poison control. Those are all good suggestions.

 

I'm sure you will be fine, but it doesn't hurt to call a professional (if anything just for peace of mind).

 

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:47 AM

I agree with everything that has been said. If your worried it's best to call those people rather we are limited to what we can do.


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#5 larkspur

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:58 AM

In the original clinical trials for Wellbutrin, they tested the 600mg dose and found that it was effective, but significantly lowered the seizure threshold so they lowered the max dose to 450mg. Unless you're taking other medications that effect the seizure threshold or have a seizure disorder, you should be okay. 


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#6 koa

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:25 PM

In the original clinical trials for Wellbutrin, they tested the 600mg dose and found that it was effective, but significantly lowered the seizure threshold so they lowered the max dose to 450mg. Unless you're taking other medications that effect the seizure threshold or have a seizure disorder, you should be okay. 

 

Thanks!  I am going to avoid caffeine and alcohol today as a precaution for seizures.


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:42 PM

I think that's a good idea---to avoid alcohol and caffeine today.

 

I also wonder if maybe you need pill boxes with the days of the week.  I would never remember what I've taken without my boxes.  They're very cheap and available at all of the pharmacies. :)

 

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:01 PM

This has happened to me before also.  I got a terrible headache and I did not die; but you can call someone if you want to be on the safe side.  I agree to avoid the caffeine and alcohol.


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:23 PM

Lol you'll be fine.

Expect to have problems sleeping and some jitters though.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:53 AM

I was bumped to 600mg once, and I had mild hallucinations. My pdoc wasn't worried about any innate toxicity at 600mg, although of course we backed off to 450mg once the hallucinations started.


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